Programme

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Wednesday 5 September

08.30 – 15.30 Pre-Conference, Workshops and Satellite Symposia

Opening session

16.00 Welcome Address
Gwendolyn Portzky & Kees van Heeringen, Organising Committee
16.10 Welcome Address
Vice-Rector of UGent
16.15

Testimonial by Selah Sue, Patroness of Te Gek?!

16.30 Data driven digital innovations for suicide prevention
Heleen Riper, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
17.00 Suicide among refugees - the silent story
Lakshmi Vijayakumar, Chennai, India
17.30 Welcome Reception

Thursday 6 September

09.15 Epidemiology of suicide and self-harm: Pointers to prevention
David Gunnell, Bristol, UK
10.00 Trends and methods of suicide in the old, the old-old, and the oldest-old
Diego De Leo, Griffith, Australia
10.30 Stressful life events in relation to suicidal behaviour
Annette Erlangsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
11.00 Coffee Break
11.30 Mental illness and suicidal behaviour: Possibilities for intervention
Merete Nordentoft, Copenhagen, Denmark
12.00 Media and suicide: From Werther to Papageno effects
Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, Vienna, Austria
13.45 – 18.15 Parallel sessions

Friday 7 September

09.15 Twenty years of neurocognitive studies of suicidal behaviour
Fabrice Jollant, Paris, France
09.45 Molecular insight into the suicidal brain
Gustavo Turecki, Montreal, Canada
10.15 Psychological processes and suicidal behaviour
Rory O'Connor, Glasgow, UK
10.45 Coffee Break
11.15 Can modifying brain biology reduce the risk of suicide?
John Mann, Columbia, USA
11.45 Community approaches to suicide prevention: Successes and uncertainties
Keith Hawton, Oxford, UK
13.45 – 18.45 Parallel sessions
20.00 Conference Dinner

Saturday 8 September

09.15 Suicide bereavement research: Findings, policy applications, and future directions
Alexandra Pitman, London, UK
09.45 Probably effective psychotherapeutic interventions in suicide prevention
Ad Kerkhof, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
10.15 Debate: risk assessment for suicide: Old news or new horizons?
Nav Kapur, Manchester, UK - Seena Fazel, Oxford, UK
10.45 Coffee Break
11.15 The role of internet interventions in suicide prevention
Jane Pirkis, Melbourne, Australia
11.45 Closing Remarks

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